As you likely know, there are continuing investments made on the Southwest Side and especially, Meadowood.
The county through its JFF offices remains as the bedrock of neighborhood outreach. This is one of the most valued non-mandated services in Dane County. Our JFF office helps countless neighbors which is a great investment. There will also be a new director. Mike Bruce is now overseeing all JFF offices in the county, but he said he will always keep a strong interest over here.
We are increasing our investment to Commonwealth Development by $10,000 to add to the “Step Up” program which is helping to teach people trade skills. We are also helping the Road Home with its new program, HEART ROOM. It provides six families with young children to give long term housing stability with JFF, Orchard Ridge UCC & Dane County’s Early Childhood Initiative, already in place here